TECC Provider Course
NAEMT’s Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course is designed for Providers who may be expected to participate in an EMS task force. Those providers employed or involved in the tactical environment or focused on the civilian spectrum will benefit as well. The TECC course takes an all-hazards approach to the tactical environment.
TECC is a 2-day, 16-hour course.
The course presents the three phases of tactical care:
- Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
- Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
- Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.
The 16-hour classroom course covers the following topics:
- Hemorrhage control;
- Surgical airway control and needle decompression;
- Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments;
- Caring for pediatric patients; and
- Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety.